Did the design for this one on the sideline for quite some time now, but since measurements online were nowhere to be found, I simply bought a plate and started bending and cutting. Fitting as I went along.
I probably should not mention prices here, but material wise this bash plate came to less than R50; including painting. R22-50 for the 3 bends I had done and about R150 in consumables like grider blades etc. I did buy the 2 hole saws which were about R100 each, but getting it done for less than R500 seems like a bargain to me
Starting out with a 4mm steel plate, 700mm wide by 650mm long. I bought a second piece of 700mm wide by 450mm long to make a cover for the gearbox, which will probably happen some time later.
I first measured the distance and angles I required and then built a cardboard model to get the dimensions right. Then I had the plate bent in 3 places.
Below is the main shape cut out. I tried to get the plate to fit as snugly while still clearing the intercooler.
Dry fitting, before cutting the holes:
Old vs New:
The front cut-outs I did with a grinder and a metal jig-saw. (Since all the lasercutting shops were closed for the holidays...
) After a light coat NS5 etch primer, but before the coat of gloss enamel: